Get ready to ‘Ride Out’ with the legendary Bob Seger

He’s been in music for over 50 years. He’s a member of both the Rock and Roll and Songwriters Halls of Fame. His biggest hits are rock (and oldies) staples. And now, he’s preparing to Ride Out – with a tour to support a new album.
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San Antonio May Be The Defending NBA Champions But Spurs Tickets Still Remain Among NBA’s Cheapest

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The San Antonio Spurs are looking to do something this season they’ve never accomplished, win back to back NBA Championships for the first time in the Popovich/Duncan era.  The Spurs however, have not played consistently so far this season as they come into Wednesday’s game against Cleveland with a 6-4 record.  However, the Spurs have had to deal with a number of injuries to their key players such as Patty Mills being out with shoulder injury, Kawhi Leonard has missed games, Marco Bellini and Tiago Splitter are currently out with injuries but could return later this week.  It’s still a long way to go so there’s no major concern for the Spurs as they just have to find a way to get healthier and are expected to be back in the playoffs to their defend their title.  As is expected, the cost for Spurs tickets on the secondary market is not very high when compared to the rest of the league. The season average in San Antonio is just $118.

The top priced Spurs game this season is on March 12, when Lebron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers visit the AT&T Center to take on the defending champs.  Spurs tickets for this game have a current average price of $311.63 on the secondary market, which is a 150% premium compared to the Spurs overall home average.  The get-in price for this game is $53 as this game marks as the one on the Spurs schedule with an average asking price of over $300.

On Christmas Day, San Antonio will host rival and Western Conference foe the Oklahoma City Thunder at AT&T Center.  Like the Spurs, OKC has had to deal with a multitude of injuries which has affected their win to loss column due to their two star players Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook missing significant time because of injuries.  Spurs tickets against the Thunder have a current average price of $214.58 on the secondary market, a 73% over the home average, with a get-in price of $41.  According to Razorgator, this is the only other game on the Spurs home schedule with an average asking price of over $200.

The third most expensive Spurs game this season is on December 12 when the Los Angeles Lakers visit AT&T Center to face off against the Spurs.  The Lakers are having their worst start in franchise history as Spurs tickets for this game have a current average price of $199.35 on the secondary market, which is a 60% over the Spurs home average, with a get-in price of $36.

On December 28, the Spurs welcome division rival the Houston Rockets at the AT&T Center as the Rockets have gotten to a quick start displaying some explosion on offense as they are a very dangerous team in the Western Conference.  Spurs tickets for this matchup have a current secondary average price of $192.35, a 54% premium over the home average, with a get-in price of $34.

Finally, the Spurs will host the Chicago Bulls on March 8 at the AT&T Center in this intriguing East vs West matchup between two really good teams.  Spurs tickets against the Bulls have a current average price of $187.57 on the secondary market, which is 50% over the home average, with a get-in price of $29.

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Despite Early Season Struggles Lakers Tickets Still Among Priciest In NBA

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The Los Angeles Lakers (1-9) are off to their worst start in Franchise history as patience is wearing thin for Head Coach Byron Scott and Kobe Bryant.  The lack of defense for the Lakers has been the primary issue to their woes allowing 112.1 points per game, which is the league’s lowest ranked defense.  Kobe Bryant since returning from two injury plagued seasons has been on a tear in shot attempts, attempting 244 field goals which is 26 more shots anyone else has taken in the league.  Still, despite an early season struggle, Lakers tickets have not suffered on the secondary market as according to Razorgator, Lakers games have a current home average of $230.03, which is one of the more expensive average asking prices in the league.  Some of the most expensive games for Lakers tickets will have average asking prices over $300, as below is a preview of what’s to come for the top five most expensive Lakers games at Staples Center this season.

The top priced game for the Lakers this season is on January 15 when Lebron  James and the Cleveland Cavaliers come to town for the first meeting of the season between these two ball clubs.  Lakers tickets against the Cavaliers have a current average price of $450.97 on the secondary market, which is a 96.4% over the Lakers home average, with a get-in price of $90.  This is the only game of the season for which Lakers tickets have an average asking price of over $400.

For the second most expensive game, the Lakers will host the Oklahoma City Thunder at the Staples Center on March 1. OKC is battling through some injuries to their star players to start the season, but by this time Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook should be back on the floor and healthy.  Lakers tickets in this matchup have a current secondary average price of $315.38, a 37.1% over the home average, with a get-in price of $29.

The third most expensive Lakers game will be the battle of Los Angeles basketball as the Clippers will face off against the Lakers on April 5Lakers tickets for this game have a current average price of $307.23 on the secondary market, which is 33.5% over their home average as the Clippers have been the superior Los Angeles basketball team the past few seasons.

On January 29, the Chicago Bulls visit the Staples Center in Pau Gasol’s return to the Lakers home floor for the first time in a Bulls uniform. Gasol spent six seasons with the Lakers winning two NBA Championships.  Lakers tickets against the Bulls have a current average price of $301.27 on the secondary market, a 30.9% over the home average, making it the last game on the Lakers schedule with an average asking price of over $300.

Finally, the fifth most expensive Lakers game this season is on December 23 when the Golden State Warriors visit the Staples Center as Lakers tickets for this game have a current secondary average price of $277.33, which is a 20.5% over the home average with a get-in price of $36.

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W2W4: College Basketball Edition

Forget the exhibition games against Division III and NAIA squads.  Now is when the Road to Indianapolis starts for earnest, for well north of 300 Division I college basketball teams.  Here’s five things to watch this season.
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Packers Look To Continue Hot Streak Against The NFC East’s Best

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The Green Bay Packers played the best half of pro football in week 10 the league arguably has ever seen, and they’ll try to carry that momentum into a huge week 11 clash with the Philadelphia Eagles.

They’ll need to, as Philly is quite the formidable opponent on paper, as they walk into Lambeau Field with a stellar 7-2 mark. Mark Sanchez has kept the offense humming the past two weeks, while a formerly porous Philly defense has grown to be adept at forcing turnovers and finding ways to score.

The big question is, can the green and gold keep up with the Eagles on their own turf, or is this where Green Bay’s inconsistent defense is finally exposed in front of their home crowd?

Despite the huge matchup at home, Packers tickets are still a fantastic bargain buy at just $203.78 on average, while fans of both sides can get in the door for just $77.

Of course, Green Bay fans will only recognize it as true value if the Packers escape with a win, something that will likely only be accomplished if their touch and go defense can show up in a big way.

Judging off of last week, that just might happen. Green Bay wisely switched up their scheme on defense, as they utilized athletic sideline to sideline linebacker Clay Matthews as a middle linebacker, instead of as a pure pass-rusher on the outside. That improved Green Bay’s run defense against the Chicago Bears in week 10, while also allowing Matthews to get his hands on the ball more and help create turnovers.

Going into week 11, Green Bay defensive coordinator Dom Capers is sure to stick with what’s working, and that should mean a lot of Mathews all over the field again. That could be bad news for the Eagles, who haven’t been very effective on the ground with LeSean McCoy and may not want to rely too much on Sanchez’s arm. Sanchez has been the answer for them the past two weeks, but if he drowns in a sea of turnovers, Packers fans could easily witness another drubbing at Lambeau.

 

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Chesney’s ‘Big Revival’ adds twang to 2015 concert calendar

American kids, get ready — Kenny Chesney’s comin’ ’round again next summer.
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2nd leg of MLS semifinals — according to plan, or surprises in store?

2014 MLS Playoff Tickets
This weekend will bring, in addition to the gridiron version of football on Saturday, Sunday and Monday, football matches of the kind played around most of the rest of the world as well. These would be the second legs of the MLS Cup conference semifinals, the second of a two-game aggregate series.
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Taylor Swift is back – and she’s gone pop

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It’s a sign of something when your space-filling eight second track of nothing but dead air is a chart-topping hit as well as the rest of your new album (“Track 3,” the eight seconds of white noise, went to the top of the Canadian music charts along with the rest of the album, due to an iTunes glitch). But when you’re Taylor Swift, and your fans are waiting for new music…well, anything goes.
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Breaking Down The Ticket Market In San Francisco

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On Sunday the San Francisco 49ers will host the St. Louis Rams at Levi’s Stadium. While this could prove to be an important matchup in the NFC West as the 49ers sit at just 4-3, it will be the least expensive game of the season on the secondary market at Levi’s Stadium. According to Razorgator, the average price of 49ers tickets for the game is just $178.62. It’s the only game of the five remaining games in Santa Clara to have an average price below $200.

The 49ers have won their past three meetings against the Rams, with St. Louis taking the game before that and the two teams playing to a tie in their fifth most recent meeting. The teams met just two weeks ago for a Monday Night Football game in St. Louis, which only had an average price of $83.66. After a quick start from the Rams, the 49ers came back to win 31-17.

Sunday’s price between San Francisco and St. Louis is almost $100 below the average price of the NLCS between the St. Louis Cardinals and San Francisco Giants earlier in the month. The average price of Giants tickets across the series was $271.31. If the football game plays out like the baseball series, the 49ers should have a fairly easy time handling the Rams. Meanwhile the with the NBA season beginning this week Golden State Warriors are seeing prices average $125.11 for the season as a whole for Warriors tickets.

The most expensive remaining home game for the 49ers will come on Thanksgiving night against the Seattle Seahawks. Even as both teams are not the dominant forces they were last season, a prime time game for the biggest Thursday night game of the year brings a huge premium on the secondary market. The average price for the game is currently $469.20 with a get-in price of $153.

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Splash Brothers Look To Lead Warriors Great Success In 2014-2015

Oklahoma City Thunder v Golden State Warriors

The youth of the Golden State Warriors is poised to again lead the team back into the playoffs this season. Equipped with the Splash Brothers in Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson and adding a new piece to the team in head coach Steve Kerr, the Warriors have seen ticket prices rise considerably on the secondary market since last season. The Oracle Arena in the Bay Area will be play home to a sea of yellow and blue all season long as the Warriors look to pick up where they left off after winning 51 games last season.

According to Razorgator, the season average for Warriors tickets is $121.60 on the secondary market. The team will play its most expensive game against the Cavaliers on January 9, where secondary average is currently listed at $293.78 and get-in price starts at $97. The Lakers will serve as the second top-priced opponent at home on the Warriors schedule this season. They head north to Oracle Arena on March 16 and will bring with them an average price of $196.18 and get-in of $43. The Warriors’ third most expensive home game will be against the Bulls on January 27. Warriors vs Bulls tickets for the late-January game is currently $185.72 and owns a get-in of $40 on the secondary market.

On the other side of the financial spectrum, the Warriors will host their three cheapest games against teams with losing records last season. Games against the Magic, Pelicans and Pistons will all fall  below the $85 average on the secondary market. On December 2, Warriors vs Magic tickets have a secondary average of $68.69 and get-in of $9. The Pelicans come to town on December 4 and bring with them an average price of $77.05. Get-in price for that game starts at $ 2. The Pistons will serve as the third cheapest game on the Warriors schedule this season, garnering just a $83.95 ticket average and $13 get-in.

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